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Wednesday, October 03, 2007, 01:40 pm PT (04:40 pm ET)

Apple updates MacBook Pro battery firmware, QT for Windows

Apple on Wednesday afternoon release two small software updates, one a security update targeting the Windows version of its QuickTime media software, and another to address battery performance issues on its 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks.

Security Update for QuickTime 7.2 for Windows

Apple said an issue exists within the current version of QuickTime for Windows where viewing maliciously crafted QTL content may lead to arbitrary code execution.

"A command injection issue exists in QuickTime's handling of URLs in the qtnext field in files with QTL content," the company explained. "By enticing a user to open a specially crafted file, an attacker may cause an application to be launched with controlled command line arguments, which may lead to arbitrary code execution."

A 7MB Security Update addresses the issue by improving the handling of URLs.

Battery Update 1.3

Meanwhile, Apple also released Battery Update 1.3 [480K], which updates battery firmware and addresses battery performance issues with the 15-inch MacBook Pro.

"Your computer's power cord must be connected and plugged into a working power source while running this update," the company reminds users of the software. "After the Battery Update has been installed, any additional batteries you put in your 15-inch MacBook Pro are automatically updated."

The battery update is compatible with the MacBook Pro (15-inch), MacBook Pro (15-inch Glossy), MacBook Pro (15-inch Core 2 Duo) and MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.4/2.2GHz).

Additional details on Battery Update 1.3 are available in this Apple knowledge base article.